A Positive: In 3 years, app has become slightly more usable. Otherwise... 20.Oct.2016 Update: 3 years on, and I still say: a nice service hobbled by a poorly designed app. While the worst of the following problems are slightly better now, the issues remain largely the same. The app really needs a thorough renovation. 09.Dec update: Latest update still leaves this an unnavigable wreck. A service comprised of the diverse Sony library, Freegal works w/your library to provide access-& 5 free downloads/wk-to this collection; well & good. However, the app is a mess: difficult to navigate; search/browse functions so obtuse, one wonders if they weren't designed to make the service *less* inviting; labels in a thin, tiny font; searching by album brings up list of individual tracks; art downloads sporadically; & so on! Argh!
Like the idea, don't really care for the UI. It can be frustrating and unclear.
Fix issues and will rate higher I've used it for a while. Lots of "remastered" tunes which don't sound quite the same. Lots of remakes by lesser known artists. I have managed to download quite a few that I enjoy though and it's free, so not complaining much. If it tells you that you need to upgrade you just have to uninstall, reinstall and type in your library card again. You won't lose your downloads as they will still be on Google play music app where they download to for Android phones.
Figured It Out! Okay I switched devices from Apple to Android. When I downloaded this app for Android I thought that it would be just like the app on Apple. So when I couldn't find my music when offline, I was very upset. Recently I figured out that for Android, Fregal sends your downloaded music into the predownloaded music app, not to be confused with Google Music. After discovering this I was much happier and wanted to share with everyone, since I noticed that a few others were having problems finding their music.
Careful letting your kids on this site. This is a free music download site offered initially through the library with your library card number. I have downloaded too many songs to mention, and have enjoyed using the service for about 5 years. However, while recently looking for eighties music I was a bit disturbed by the album cover of one of the collections (2 women in their underwear in a lesbian sexual embrace). I I don't have any problem with lesbians, I'm just wondering what this has to do with the ladies of the 80s collection.
Meh Do not expect any popular songs sang by original artists. Always crashing. Its a pain to start streaming because there is no play button so you randomly click trying to get the song to play. NO idea why they have a 6 download limit. Again most songs are only pretty bad covers. Its a slightly lower than decent app. It keeps saying i need to re sign in but there is no page to do so. I have been locked out. 😒
Feature enhancements. Various Bug Fixes.
More than 30 million songs to listen to in streaming on your android!